When do they stop having milk altogether? I am finding so much conflicting information out there. I was told to start solids at 4 months. I tried this but DD didn't really respond to it. I tried again at 5 months and then again around 6. I later found out that starting before 6 months has no beneficial effects and if anything can be more harmful as food isn't as nutrient rich as milk. I also found spoonfeeding a nightmare and so preferred to let her have chunks of food to taste and play with. This worked really well but she didn't really seem to eat too much of it. I have just recently found out that it's called baby led weaning and there are heaps of books out there about it.
I am finding the whole food thing a difficult concept. I'm not sure if she's getting enough nutrients or if she's hungry at night so that's why she wakes up.
Sometimes I think work was soooo much easier
Ive found taking their lead to be a good way of doing things. Both mine have naturally dropped bottles and increased solids and every baby is different. If she's demanding the milk I'd keep offering, but just offer food first. Having 3 meals sounds pretty good to me though, my dd didn't even start solids till 8months, at 13months she's down to 3bottles and sometimes 1 overnight. My ds still has a bottle, he's 2.5yrs old.
But yeah at 10months I wouldn't force much change yet. (except trying the water, I'd actually try that if those feeds are more for comfort)
Thanks so much everyone. I was starting to think I wasn't giving her enough nutrients. All the mothers and aunties were telling me that she should be fully weaned by 12 months and that I had left it too late in starting solids. She definitely prefers to munch on food by herself than to be spoon fed. I am definitely going to do the water thing, probably over Easter as things will be a little more settled then. She has some teeth now and so I am worrying that the night bottles will start decaying them
Oh, and I don't think there's a rule on when to cut out milk but I'd think the minimum is 2 years?
Good luck with the night time water bottles! Hope it works.
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I was going to post the exact same thread a few days ago!
DS is also on Neocate... he has 4 bottles a day and will drink anywhere between 120-180mls as well as 3 solid meals